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Transhiatal robot-assisted esophagectomy

By J. Boone, I.H.M. Borel Rinkes and R. van Hillegersberg


With interest we read the article by Galvani and coauthors\ud in which they describe their initial experience with\ud laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy partly aided by a\ud robotic system.\ud Their series consists of 18 selected patients with Barrett’s\ud esophagus and high-grade dysplasia (n = 9),\ud adenocarcinoma in situ (n = 2), superficial adenocarcinoma\ud (n = 5) or T2–3 esophageal adenocarcinoma (n = 2)\ud without clinical evidence of lymph node metastases ..

Topics: Geneeskunde
Year: 2008
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